Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Martha Stewart, Bill Maher, Jon Bernthal, and Paul Wesley are united in publicly urging Gov. Chris Christie to ban the extreme confinement of breeding pigs in New Jersey.

“I spent many years in New Jersey filming my show The Sopranos,” wrote Edie Falco in a statement to Gov. Christie. “New Jersey citizens were by far the most welcoming, kind, and compassionate folks so it is no surprise that more than 90 percent of them are against unnecessary cruelty to animals. In this second time around, I sincerely hope you sign the gestation crate ban without delay. You proved yourself a kindhearted man for animals by passing the recent ivory legislation, and I hope you will follow suit for pigs who desperately need your help. I am proud to stand with my friends at The Humane Society of the United States and urge you to pass S. 998.”

“You know my heart is in New Jersey,” wrote Danny DeVito. “Chris, please sign the ban on gestation crates – cages used to confine breeding pigs! Man, that sounds like something we should do right away. I’d be proud of you for signing that one, Gov. You sign this ban and I think you go straight to heaven. Not for a long while of course, but, no question this kind of thing opens the gate!”

Last month a Mason Dixon poll showed that 93 percent of New Jersey voters supported the governor signing the bill.

Kathleen Schatzmann, New Jersey state director for The Humane Society of the United States, said: “Mr. DeVito is a fixture in New Jersey and with his support of this commonsense animal protection bill in his home state, he joins more than 90 percent of citizens who also support it. We urge Governor Christie to sign this bill into law.”

Find out more about what the stars are saying here.

Gov. Christie has until Nov. 30 to sign the bill

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